Author of 'Uppity Women' to speak in Cleveland Heights
Lisa M. Wolfe, professor in the Endowed Chair of Hebrew Bible at Oklahoma City University, will be at Church of the Saviour, 2537 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights, from Oct. 17–19. A native of Stow, Ohio, Wolfe also teaches at Saint Paul School of Theology.
On Friday evening, Oct. 17, Wolfe will meet with junior and senior youth to explore the topic "Get Ready for Ministry." Her Saturday workshop, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. –noon, will discuss "Judith and the General’s Sword: The Difference Between Self-Defense and Revenge." The story of Judith is one of the lesser-known tales from the Apocrypha. Like Esther and several other biblical books, Judith raises the issue of violence. Is violence ever appropriate? How can the Bible be our conversation partner on this topic?
On Sunday, Oct. 19, Wolfe will preach at the 8:30, 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services at Church of the Saviour. Her topic will be "Naomi and the Immigrant," based on Ruth 1:1-22. The sermon will be broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 a.m. on WDOK Radio 102.1 FM, and at 10 a.m. on WHKW Radio 1220 AM.
Wolfe received her Ph.D. from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and Northwestern University in 2003, and her M.Div. from United Theological Seminary in Dayton in 1996. She was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 2000. In 2010, Living the Questions released her Bible study DVD “Uppity Women of the Bible: Ruth, Song of Songs, Esther and Judith." Wolfe is currently working on a book project about Ecclesiastes. She and her husband, Fred Mischler, and their two children live in Oklahoma City.
This series of events, offered by Church of the Saviour, are free and open to the public. No advance registration is necessary.
Loretta Dahlstrom is an administrative assistant at Church of the Saviour.